Poetry Ireland Review Issue 129 is a fitting finale to Eavan Boland's term as editor.
The issue features a total of 51 poets and includes reviews of new titles from Stephen Sexton, Tracy K Smith and many more, along with Thomas McCarthy's expert appraisal of Making Integral: Critical Essays on Richard Murphy.
Poem of the week
She swirls the water
in the bottom of the enamel bucket
before spilling it onto the dry stones
watching it dampen them.
Another birthday, fifty-seven years
gone by, she measured her lot,
it didn’t take long.
She hadn’t the money to emigrate
and no man asked for her hand,